Author

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.

Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.

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Chaim Topol - Author
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Author - Compensation
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
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... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    The role of the writer is not simply to arrange Being according to his own lights; he must also serve as a medium to Being and remain open to its often unfathomable dictates. This is the only way the work can transcend its creator and radiate its meaning further than the author himself can see or perceive.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    The lesson intended by an author is hardly ever the lesson the world chooses to learn from his book.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)